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TODAY   |  November 03, 2013

Own something of Oprah’s by shopping at her ‘yard sale’

Oprah Winfrey is cleaning house, and hundreds of her personal items are all hitting the auction block, from scooters and dolls to furniture and paintings. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.

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>>> oprah winfrey . what happens when the talk show queen decides maybe it's time to redecorate? she has a tag sale . that's what you do, right? this was the mother of all tag sales.

>> reporter: hundreds of personal items from one of the world's most recognized women all hitting the auction block this weekend. call it fall cleaning oprah style.

>> this is the ultimate gift for the oprah fan. it's priceless to some of her followers.

>> reporter: selling rare treasurers from her homes in indiana, hawaii, chicago and california. bidders can shop in person at the polo grounds in santa barbara or online from anywhere in the world for items like paintings, scooters, dolls, even furniture with suggested bids ranging from $100 to $50,000. this from a woman who is known forgiving stuff away.

>> you get a car. you get a car. everybody gets a car!

>> oprah has been accumulating a lot of things since 1985 she says. this is her way of cleaning house and she wants to come home to a home she feels comfortable in.

>> all for good cause. proceeds from the sale will benefit her leadership academy's college fund .

>> at last count her auction raised more than $600,000 for her charity. all going to a great cause. pretty wild list of things.

>> when any of us clean out our closets, we give it to charity or friends. she has an auction and raises $600,000.

>> probably because she could bring in the money. my stuff, no one wants it.